2015 ARAP-Grand Slam Awardees

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Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon,20 in” I am HARDCORE Trophy ” which the Awardees recieved with citations written on its base.

On its 2nd year Active Runners Assn. of the Philippines (ARAP) gave awards to those Ultra runners who passes the requirements based on their Passion, Motivation and Attitude. It has divided into three categories in which it categorizes according to the distances they ran for the respective year , and they are GS-HS or Grand Slam –Hardcore series Finishers, GS-Elite Series (GS-ES) and the GS-Masters Series. This aims to entice more their passion for ultra marathon running,  develop their motivational well-being towards others and most important is their attitude in triumph and in defeat that scores in totality being an athlete and sports enthusiasts. The award  was given last March 20,2016 at  Rizal Provincial Capitol grounds in Antipolo City,during the occasion of the 1st LA 104 Ultramarathon (Lucban-Antipolo) 2016 .

ARAP -Grand Slam-Hardcore Series(GS-HS)  2015 (TM=760) AWARDEES

1.ERIC CRUZ

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ARAP Hardcore Series Awardee ERIC CRUZ The 2015 Athlete and ULTRA RUNNER of The Year.
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ERIC Cruz on his running form.
  • ERIC CRUZ
  1. 1SL240 – 47:08:00 – Over-all Champion
  2. 2QCC160 – 26:50:20 –  2nd-Runner-Up
  3. 1QD 160   – 27:03:14 – Over-all Champ (new course record)
  4. 1SCN200 –41:06:12 -1st runner-up

*  1M2D342 Finisher –Pioneer Batch

 

2.JOSEPH De la GOZA

 

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Joseph De La GOZA – 1st SCN 200k ultra 2016 Champion and GS-HS 2016 Awardee
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Joseph De La GOZA @ Real ,Quezon 2QCC160km ultra 2015

a.1SL240       – 47:32:52 – 2nd runner-up

b.2QCC160    – 35:25:08 –  6th placer

c.1QD  160   – 29:18:31 –5th placer

d.1SCN 200 –37:58:27- OVER-ALL CHAMPION

 

3. ADRAY JOSEPH ALVIOR

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ADRAY JOSEPH ” AJ ” ALVIOR -2015 ARAP GS-HS  Awardee
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ADRAY Joseph “AJ” ALVIOR during 1st Bicol to Quezon 120km Ultramarathon Race- Photo by Adrian Aquino /AV Photography

a.1SL240       – 59:09:25 – 12th  placer

b.2QCC160    – 37:21:44 –  14th placer

c. 1QD 160 – 31:59:06    –13th placer

d.1SCN200 –48:56:23 -8th placer

*1st M2D342 Endurance Run 2015 Finisher (Manila to Daet,Bicol) 342 Km

 

4. RANIEL ” Baracks ” BARACAEL

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Baracks Baracael, ultramarathoner and running Photographer a.k.a Gasma Xfinity -2015 GS-HS Awardee
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Baracks Baracael during 1st M2D342 endurance challenge 2015
  • 2QCC160    – 37:21:48 –  15th placer
  • 1SL240 – 59:55:55         – 13th placer
  • 1QD 160 – 31:59:01        –12th placer
  • 1SCN200     –48:56:35 – 8th Placer

* 1st M2D 342 Endurance Run 2015 Finisher (Manila -Daet,Bicol)

5. JEFF Kristoffer LUALHATI  (a.k.a Boy Lipad)

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Jeff Kristoffer Lualhati a.k.a. Barefoot and minimalist runner boy lipad
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JEFF KRISTOFFER LUALHATI photo taken @ 1st SL240 Endurance Run 2015 somewhere between Del Gallego -Ragay ,Cam Sur Bicol  Photos by Baracks Baracael
  • 2QCC160    – 35:19:31 –  9th placer
  • 1SL240 – 59:58:55          – 14th placer
  • 1QD 160 – 31:58:04          –11th  placer
  • 1SCN200 –48:56:32-7TH Placer
  • *1st M2D 342 Endurance Run 2015 Finisher (Manila-Daet,Bicol)

6. Rod Losabia (deferred awardee)- also a recipient  but he didn’t dignify our communications to receive the award, just to be fair he was mentioned here but  he was  already delisted.

 

2015 Grand Slam -ELITE SERIES (GS-ES) AWARDEES

1. ROSELLE  Abadia ABAJO

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Ms Roselle A. Abajo of Team SOLEUS only Female 2015 Grand Slam-ES Awardee 
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Roselle A. Abajo during 1st Lipa to Dolores Speed 52 Ultramarathon 2015 she’s in the highway boundary of Padre Garcia,Batangas and Tiaong,Quezon PH
  • 2ndGUMACA TO PAGBILAO 50/50 female champion- 12:07 -80km
  • 1stBATANGAS TO QUEZON female champion-          9:47      -66km
  • 2nd BONPEN 100KM female champion- 17:19                       -100km
  • 1st LIPA TO DOLORES female champion- 7:17                      -50km
  • 2nd BICOL TO QUEZON female champion- 31:10                -120km

                   Total mileage                                                                           – 416km

2.Kendrick Cu Asanion 

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Kendrick Cu Asanion a.k.a. Doc Ken of Team Kimat from Ilocos Norte Photo GS-ELITE SERIES AWARDEE photo  by Baracks Baracael

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Doc Ken @ the  1st Lipa -Dolores Speed-52 ultra 2015  km44 Tiaong,Quezon
  •  2nd GUMACA TO PAGBILAO 80 – 13:20 –       80km
  • 1st BATANGAS TO QUEZON 66 – 9:58 –          66
  • 2nd BONPEN 100                        – 17:19 –          100
  • 1st LIPA TO DOLORES S-50 – 7:58 –                 50
  • 2nd BICOL TO QUEZON120  – 31:03-                120

          Total Mileage                                                        – 416kms

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

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Seasoned  Ultra Runners ERIC CRUZ is the ARAP 2015 MALE- ATHLETE and ULTRA RUNNER of THe Year  and Ms. ROSELLE Abadia ABAJO is the ARAP 2015 FEMALE -ATHLETE and ULTRA RUNNER of the Year
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ERIC CRUZ ,Certificate of DISTINCTION
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Ms.ROSELLE Abadia ABAJO’s Certificate of DISTINCTION
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Eric Cruz and Roselle Abajo received their ARAP 2015 Grand Slam Trophies and Plaques with the RD Rodell Mendoza (ARAP) Photo by Baracks Baracael

 

 

ROMMEL BABIERA -GS -HARDCORE ROOKIE 2015        

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Rommel Babiera the 2015 GS-Hardcore Rookie
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Rommel Babiera somewhere between  Macalelon -Gen.Luna ,Quezon @  2Bon Pen 100-reverse edition
  • 1SL240       – 55:25:34      – 8th  placer
  • 1QD 160 – 31:58:00          –11h placer
  • 1SCN200 – 47:26:32       -4TH PLACER
  • * 1M2D342         –Challenger
  • * 2B2Q120           -Over-all Champion
  • * 2BON PEN100   – Finisher

A DAY with the ARAP GS-Awardees

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  ERIC CRUZ -ARAP 2015 MALE ATHLETE and  ULTRA Runner of the Year 

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2015 GS-ES Awardee Doc Ken

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MS ROselle Abajo- Female ARAP 2015 Athlete and Ultra runner of the Year
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” I AM HARDCORE !!! “
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THanks God for having a Great Ultra Year see you  on our next journey!

IN Behalf of Team Runn’ Active , Event Partners , Local Government Units involved  and ARAP , we would like to extend our heartfelt  gratitude to those whom one way or the other  help and contribute on his /her capacity to make our 2015 events possible. To all the runners who joined ,participated and believed in our cause Thank you very much.To the one up above Marming salamat po sa Paggabay sa amin sa loob ng isang Taon. Hanggang sa muling Pagkikita.

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